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Shipping Lanes Threaten Pacific Blue Whales

July 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
Two major feeding grounds for the huge mammals are bisected by the routes of ships near seaports in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, Calif.

NeueHouse Chooses Historic Hollywood Site

July 28, 2014 - 9:00am
Designed by David Rockwell, a co-working space, moves west, where “I Love Lucy” was filmed.

Lightning Kills One and Injures 13 in Southern California

July 27, 2014 - 9:00pm
A strike at Venice Beach hit 13 people, including a man who died, and another man was struck on Santa Catalina Island.

Community Colleges

July 27, 2014 - 9:00pm
The chancellor of California Community Colleges and Mayor Edwin M. Lee of San Francisco respond to an Upshot column.

Large Crowds Spend Little at Comic-Con

July 27, 2014 - 9:00pm
Though Comic-Con International is far and away San Diego’s largest annual convention, the mobs of pop culture enthusiasts who attend it are not big spenders.

Equinox Fitness Is Buying Rest of Millennium's Gyms

July 27, 2014 - 6:29pm
The $110 million deal is for the remaining gyms owned by Millennium Partners, and it expands Equinox’s empire to 73 locations worldwide.

Boy Charged in Threat at Surfing Competition

July 26, 2014 - 9:00pm
The police in Huntington Beach, Calif., arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat against this weekend’s United States Open of Surfing on a social media website.

‘Rule Followers’ Flock to a Convention Where Fake Violence Reigns

July 26, 2014 - 9:00pm
At Comic-Con, which puts violence in entertainment on display, attendees tend to behave well, highlighting the mystery in the debate about whether such mayhem influences behavior.

Steering His Own Schedule

July 26, 2014 - 9:00pm
A driver for Uber, the ride-sharing service, likes his flexible hours. He’s also pursuing a career as a film producer.

Remembering the Ruxton

July 26, 2014 - 9:00pm
The Ruxton seemed destined for greatness in 1929, but the company that made the car fell apart. In August, the Pebble Beach concours is expected to display at least 15 of the cars.

Keeping Secrets in Hollywood

July 26, 2014 - 9:00pm
Whisper and Secret, apps that let you dish dirt while staying anonymous, are rather tame in a city of insiders.

Prized but Perilous Catch

July 26, 2014 - 9:00pm
A number of divers die each year in the pursuit of abalone, coveted for its shell and meat, while the California Department of Fish and Wildlife does its best to protect the species from illegal activity.

The Jenny Lewis Experience

July 26, 2014 - 9:00pm
The indie darling and former child star is back after six years of anguished silence — and she wants to blow your mind.

A Chinese Caesar Salad With Umami

July 26, 2014 - 9:00pm
Mission Chinese Food’s interpretation on a classic owes more to Japan than Caesar.